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Art Support Tohoku-Tokyo Talk Session #2

The art of intertwining memories of the land — practices from the ocean and forests of Tohoku

  • Lecture / Symposium

Matsushima Bay in Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture’s Aizu region.
This talk session welcomes as its guests experienced practitioners with unique methods of exploring and handing down memories of these lands, which are surrounded by ocean and forests, and abundant in nature.
The word “art” is said to be derived from the Latin “ars” meaning skill or method. In this talk session, we focus on art as a means of approaching your own community. Guests and audience contemplate practices going forward as they share their efforts and initiatives.


14:00 — 14:10 Outline of aims
14:10 — 15:00 Session 1
Dealing with “loneliness” in the forest — from the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture
Speakers: Yoshihiro Yabe with Shinya Misawa
15:00 — 15:50 Session 2
Incorporating the ocean into daily life — from Matsushima Bay in Miyagi Prefecture
Speakers: Takahiro Onuma with Noriaki Tsugawa
15:50 — 16:00 Recess
16:00 — 17:00 Discussion
Connecting culture in your own community
Speaker and moderator: Kazushige Monou


Yoshihiro Yabe (Nishiaizu International Art Village)
Shinya Misawa (Atelier Sokokashiko (General Incorporated Association))
Takahiro Onuma (Tsunagaru Wan Project)
Noriaki Tsugawa (Chigano Urakaze Community (General Incorporated Association))
Kazushige Monou (Granny Rideto (General Incorporated Association))




*Advance reservation required.

How to reserve

Please apply via telephone or e-mail.

Granny Rideto (General Incorporated Association)
9-15 THE6 3F Kasugamachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi 980-0821
TEL: 080‐9638‐9852

Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.

Related information

  • Since July 2011 Arts Council Tokyo has continued to implement Art Support Tohoku-Tokyo, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government support project for disaster-stricken communities which leverages art and culture.
    This fiscal year saw the publication of a collection of interviews, “Listening to the Landscape in the 6th year of Tohoku”
    A pdf file of this book is available for download at the website below (also available by regular mail)
    *Copies of the book will be distributed at the talk session
  • You can find the latest information on Art Support Tohoku-Tokyo in the “Blog” section of Arts Council Tokyo’s website:


Granny Rideto (General Incorporated Association)
9-15 Kasugamachi THE6 3F, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi 980-0821
TEL: 080‐9638‐9852


Rough Laugh (3-4-12 Chuo SS Steel II Building 6F c/o e-concept Inc., Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Managed by
Granny Rideto (General Incorporated Association)
Cooperated by
Tsunagaru Wan Projec Executive Committee